The Liaoning Flying Leopards, or Liaoning Jiebao Hunters, are a men’s professional basketball team based in Yingkou, Liaoning, China. They play in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and they play out of the Tiexi Gymnasium. Their team mascot is a flying leopard.
Flying Leopards advanced to the CBA Finals following the 2007–08 CBA season. Although Liaoning eventually lost to the Guangdong Southern Tigers, the club did win the fourth game of the series. This was the team’s first victory in the CBA Finals, despite multiple appearances.
After finishing in fifth place in the 2009–10 CBA season, Liaoning would miss both the 2010–11 and the 2011–12 CBA playoffs.
The Flying Leopards have since become regular contenders for the CBA title again, and lost to the Beijing Ducks in six games in the 2015 CBA Finals.